I was recently interviewed on Radiowest out of Salt Lake City. I was informed that most of their audience were liberal to moderate in their political views and that the host would have a lot of questions for me.
Indeed it was! They were good questions and I could tell that the host had carefully crafted them to get a reaction from me.
“Do you think Obama is trying to destroy America?”
“What is your definition of art?”
“Do you hate President Obama?”
The questions were numerous, but I felt comfortable answering them as I spoke from my heart about why I painted this and other paintings. I was surprised to find out later that after our interview they continued for another 15 minutes as two “art critics” took the mike and offered their professional evaluation of my work. It made me think of how absurd it would be to have a couple of rap singers critique a country music singer for their music and content. Of course no person was there to counter their criticisms.
If I had to do it again would I do the interview? YES. If one person within the sound of my voice gained some common sense, it would be worth it.